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While reading The Secret History of the American Empire by John Perkins, I became inspired to dig deeper and research this and other topics. He recounted a meeting with the Shuar of the Amazon, an indigenous people of Ecuador and Peru.  They believe men and women are equal, yet have different roles. Men kill animals for food, cut trees for firewood, and fight other men. Women rear children, grow crops, tend the household fires, and have the very important job of telling men when it is time to stop. The Shuar explain that men hunt animals and cut trees even when there is enough meat and wood, unless women rein them in.

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The world is waking up to discover the complex, mysterious and secret machinations of the world’s elite in creating a global system under their total control. Contrary to being a “conspiracy theory,” there is documented evidence of its existence. To fight a tyrannical system, one must understand how it works. To fight a tyrannical system, one must understand how it works, how the system is set up and how it operates and controls almost all aspects of our lives. We must examine its origins and evolution: historically, politically, philosophically, financially, and, most important, who’s pulling the strings...

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Most people are aware of the many unresolved problems not only in the world’s poorest countries but also in the developed nations. Women and men have been working as social activists all over the world to find solutions to the suffering and inequities that exist everywhere.

Opportunities to contribute exist everywhere. It is our right and our responsibility to participate fully. Women should and must come forward as leaders to take their place alongside the men, knowing that their values are critical to creating a world of more equity and balance.

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The empires of Great Britain, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden colonized and exploited the raw materials and peoples of the world from the sixteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century. Beginning with Portugal in the late 1400s, European powers, together with their bankers and industrialists, began their quest for colonies around the globe. These colonies were established not only for strategic military reasons but also for the gold, diamonds, petroleum, natural gas, timber, rubber, commodities, farm land, precious minerals, and other natural resources. 

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